I am a 4th year undergraduate student looking to create a review portal for all the app lovers out there! I have little to no experience with design but have a sound understanding of what it takes to be a "captivating website". I regularly read design related blogs, e.g. Smashing Magazine and am building an eye for good User Interfaces. I have ordered Smashing Magazine's design guide as a reference tool for this project.
I will be working independently and hope to keep rolling out small projects like this in a couple of weeks.Of course, that all depends on the level of success and satisfaction I achieve with this project.
Since a business is an extension of a person's personality. I would like CoolestApps.com to have the same effect.
The website should give a positive vibe, feel dynamic,
and look vibrant,
I believe that there is always room for 3 top players in any market and I hope to take one of the spots in the APP REVIEW space.
We have recently seen an enormous growth in the world of applications with most of the growth driven by Mobile Apps (Apple) and Social Networking Apps (Facebook).
However, with this growth (150,000+ IPhone apps and 350,000+ Facebook Apps) have come problems. The problem of finding a cool, funny, useful, fun and relevant app.
I myself find it to be very difficult to filter through thousands of apps, find something relevant, then downloading a bunch to later realize that most of them are crap.
For every problem there is a solution and I want to be the one stop solution for all the app lovers out there! They should easily find whats cool, new and best for them. (need to think of a smart Ranking System - suggestions are most welcome!)
Specifics on the target audience : Tech Savvy App Lovers
14 - 35 years old
Kids, Students, Professionals
NO CLUTTER PLEASE - JUST SIMPLICITY (Remember the Keep It Simple Stupid rule? :))
The FINAL VERSION will be delivered in PSD.
The requirements are not set in stone. I would like to be more of a guiding light for you rather than limiting the space of creativity and wild imagination. After all, you are the creative professionals and deserve the freedom to think freely!
Top 25 Free(this page lists top 25 apps for Iphone, Blackberry and Android)
Top 25 Selling (same as above)
Reviews ( reviews, ratings and editors picks)
The Side Navigation should mirror the categories on Apples Website under the "Apps for Everything" - (http://www.apple.com/iphone/apps-for-iphone/))
Please read attached Word Document for more design details. Thanks. (PDF is for the color of the website, YES the hair product :))
I hope that I have provided the essential design and project details. If you have any suggestions and queries please feel free to contact me.
Constructive feedback is appreciated"